Introduction to Boro: Japanese Visible Mending
Introduction to Boro: Japanese Visible Mending
Introduction to Boro: Japanese Visible Mending
Introduction to Boro: Japanese Visible Mending
Introduction to Boro: Japanese Visible Mending

Introduction to Boro: Japanese Visible Mending


Regular price $150.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Course Fee: $150
Materials: Student-provided (see Supply Information below)

TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM PDT
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate with basic sewing machine experience
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+), Youth (ages 15-17)
LOCATION: Building 324C, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

In this workshop, fiber artist Robin O'Neil will guide you in learning about the rich tradition of Boro, a Japanese technique of visible mending. Together, you will make small freestanding bags from scraps of fabric: solids, prints, vintage bits, and leftover linen. These scraps will be used to create a large T-shape and Sashiko embroidery will be added for embellishment by hand. After the seams have been sewed together you will be instructed in how to make a liner to put inside and finish with a top binding. You will leave with a unique hand-crafted bag and the knowledge of how to incorporate these techniques into future projects.

Students should bring the following to class:

  • Sewing machine.
  • Lots of scraps of all colors.
  • Scissors or rotary cutter.
  • Cutting mat.
  • Sashiko needle and thread.
  • Regular needle and thread for binding.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal. Learn more

Robin O'Neil is a retired special education teacher who began quilting in 1973. She has been teaching quilt workshops in fabric stores and guilds and offering private lessons in her studio for the past 15 years. Her guiding principle for everything she makes or teaches is to be “wide open.” The best ideas flood in when she opens her mind, her heart, her imagination, and her spirit. Life is too short to fret!

Artist website: Robin O'Neil

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
Get a membership today!

Don's Pharmacy offers Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee).

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead.All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

Recently viewed